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Libyan rebels set up a training program in Benghazi

The scenes depicted in these pictures seemed pretty chaotic for military training, but it’s impressive that the rebels have begun to organize even while they continue to fight Gadhafi’s forces.

Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters

New Libyan rebel recruits take part in a three-week course at a facility for new fighters in Benghazi on June 29, 2011.

AP reported several days ago that Libyan rebels are struggling with lack of discipline and training.

The Misrata rebel military council said it has been encouraged by the young rebels' bravery but discouraged by the difficulty in organizing them and overcoming their tendency to disobey. That's been a recipe for hundreds of unnecessary deaths.

"Every day the fighters know there are red lines not to cross. But they don't have proper training. They are not proper soldiers, so they sometimes advance without orders from the military council," said Misrata military council spokesman Ibrahim Beatelmal.

Thaier Al-Sudani / Reuters

Rebel fighters demonstrate their skills during a graduation ceremony in Benghazi on June 29.

Thaier Al-Sudani / Reuters

Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters

New recruits are trained on how to secure buildings and conduct security raids.